Second con in Ottawa in one year? What is this sorcery?!
Because I have a great affection for Kurumasha and was over-due for another convention road-trip with Ragz, I jumped at the chance to check out Ottawa Comic Con this year. I took on the “assistant director” position for the masquerade so my job was to keep Kurumasha sane throughout the weekend (or at least attempt to). Of course, that means I didn’t experience the convention like the average attendee, but it was still a good time.
It was great getting to meet more of the Ottawa-area locals as either entrants or den parents, as well as spending time with friends that I’ve been seeing at cons for years. I spent most of the weekend with Kurumasha; either in the Cosplay Lounge doing masquerade prep work, or backstage in the masq greenroom. I know there were a handful of disappointed cosplayers who weren’t able to enter due to the entry cap (it is a popular event!!), but otherwise everyone I interacted with was incredibly enthusiastic and positive and patient, which is really what I love to see at a masquerade. Even the audience was quite possibly the most enthusiastic I’ve ever seen, which is incredible.
Thankfully, the weekend wasn’t 100% work. I was able to spend enough time walking around the show floor to do some shopping (new mini POP vinyls and fun posters!), and to hang out and take Elfies with Rebecculous (and Sha), and even hop in front of Elemental’s camera backstage with Ragz and Logan (my Gravity Falls crew: let’s adopt Logan, Y/Y?), not to mention a couple of dinners with the Ottawa crew ^_^
I didn’t take many photos because I ended up being so occupied with work most of the weekend, but a small selection of my photos (plus a few more from others) is below!
And while I’m posting photos of Wendy Corduroy, how about some bonus photos? In April I shot her at Celebration Square with Dream Land Photography, and I also had some fun back in February with a thrown-together “Weirdmageddon” Wendy (worn with my friends’ assorted other Gravity Falls costumes) to watch the series finale. My Gravity Falls gallery has been updated with the new photos!
Spring convention season is finally over! I’ve had time to unpack, although I still have lots of tidying up and laundry to do! As things currently stand, I’m taking a break until Fan Expo Canada - skipping Con Bravo and Otakuthon this year because I really need a long break. To be honest, if it wasn’t for Asgard Barbie coming up to Toronto and wanting to cosplay with me, FanEx might have been on that list too XD
So, without all those conventions, what is Mai Sheri doing over the summer?
...aside from working, because she’s an Adult™, that is.
1. Website updates!
2. Selling some old costumes! I need the space more than I need things that don’t fit anymore. I’m looking to get rid of most of my stash more than a few years old, including:
5. Play all the games!
6. Read all the books! (my bookshelf is so full of unread pages…)
I’m also happy to return to the monthly tutorial posts - please let me know if there’s a project you want to know more about!!!
See you soon with more of that website content as promised <3
After lots of delays due to the spring con season, I'm back to catching up!
Considering how much cosplay was going on last October, I figured that the Halloween season deserved one of these backlog blog posts!
First up: Kitchener! Dan the Video Ninja joined Mr Stark and I for a couple of house parties thrown by our friends there! Stark debuted his “business Cooler” costume (and also his Gizmo kigu), Dan wore his Chain Chomp, and I chilled out in my sloth. Terrible photos were taken until I dropped and broke my camera :(
Next: Halloween night was spent at the Snailoween party being Team Hawkeye with Kurumasha! Also featuring: DarthMarySue’s Pirate, Jenny Jupiter’s Joker, and Dan’s Pterodactyl Jones. No prizes for us this time around, but we’re going to try harder next year ~_^
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